Is it okay to be lost at level 4?
Hello, I am a BTS fan trying to learn Korean. I am on level 4 on my 3ed day on Doulingo. I am having trouble remembering the symbols and personations, is that normal or am I just being too much of a perfectionist? Also, if you could give me some advise for lerning the symbolze and pernonseations that would help alot.
While I'm not learning Korean (yet, will do in the future) ; my experience with Japanese taught me that it's perfectly ok to be lost (especially early on), after all it's an entirely new system that you're trying to teach your brain, so it won't be easy. Just keep going at it everyday and you should see results.
Also,this might help https://9gag.com/gag/3968335/learn-to-read-korean-in-15-minutes
I agree-everything gets gradually easier. Just keep playing the lessons over and over until your brain is used to the way everything works.
Correct me if I'm wrong but you're Kaitlin Geroge, right? From school? It's me, Carmen! ^^
One thing that might help is to not move on from one level until you have understood the content in that level fully, then you should move on to the next. Understanding information helps you remember it better. You could also have a notebook where you jot down all the keywords you learn, that way if you forget something you can refer to that book and repeat the words until you remember them. These are just some tips I find useful, hope they help you.
Remember, don't give up! Fighting!
totally agreeing! I personally test myself by trying to beat the timed practice three times in a row before i move on to the next skill.
Absolutely. For me it takes just one moment to suddenly understand what is going on (it just clicks!), but man it can be really hard going to get to that moment. Keep trying, and for each new section you take, practice a previous letters section. You can do this no problem!
Me too -- on languages I know some of already, I do the minimum -- on languages I don't know at all, I do all levels (up to 5).
That is completely normal. Just make sure you take your time and stick with it and it will start to make sense. I don't really have any tips for learning to read Hangeul, but it will become easy for you soon enough, just like it did when you learned to read English.
When I was learning how to read it only took me about 3 days of homeschooling to get the basics... it took me a good 4 years to learn to write properly. But I'll keep at it.
Hello! I am a korean myself uwu so If you want help, feel free to ask me, (disclaimer-- the lvl 1 korean thing on my profile is my sister trust me). But indeed, korean is hard! There are so much things to learn in korean... but here, 바(ba) 빠(bba) 자(ja) 짜(jja) 다(da) 따 (dda)가(ga) 까(gga) 사 (sa)싸(ssa) ㅗ (Oh)ㅓ (Uh)ㅏ (Ah)ㅣ(E) ㅜ(Ooh) hopefully this kinda helped!
I haven't gotten to those symbols yet but your advice will probably help in the future. Thank you!
I don't really think e is a good romanization forㅣ. That might lead people to think it is pronounced like ㅔand ㅐ. A better romanization might be ee or just the standard i.
yup, I plan on practicing a lot! thank you!:)(by the way i love your profile photo)
Thank you! I'm a huge fan.
Just memorize up to 3 or 5 phrases a week. I hope you continue to do well in learning Korean or any other languages.
it is normal i guess, like i don't remember some of the words i learned but i remember them as i go through them over and over
I learned the basic lettering like a, e, o, u, ae, and eo which makes it easy to learn other letter. For example: if you add a y the the beginning of the letter you just add two lines in the place of one on the Korean alphabet.
It is normal! trust me! nobody is perfect so don't expect to remember every character you come across. just take it step by step! :) to help you here is a website that might help you learn the Korean alphabet in a matter of 15 minuets! https://ryanestradadotcom.tumblr.com/post/20461267965/learn-to-read-korean-in-15-minutes
I am ARMY TOOO!!
Thank you! and also thank you for being ARMY! (I only personally know 2 people that know BTS and one of them I introduced to BTS. so thank you for igsisting someware)
lol. Saame, like BTS are so popular but i dont many ppl even know them like what are they doing with their lives honestly?
I've been working on Hungarian and I thought I'd NEVER get past the first level. I still have some issues, but at some point, things suddenly started making sense. Now, granted, I'm not having the same luck with Korean (I actually put Korean "one the shelf") and Hindi (they have a LOT Of characters!) --
It does take time to get used to things. I didn't have that issue so much with Portuguese because I already have a passing knowledge of Spanish, French and Italian. That's why I tried Hindi -- something totally new (but too new, lol)
Don't give up -- this is a long term learning site, not something to learn two days before a business trip. Keep it up --- Keep it consistent (I just recently had a 17 day streak end -- now I'm on 4 days of 50 points a day). I've been doing this for several months now, and I'm hooked.
Hey to avoid kind of problem (but especially the memory holes) I write what I learn
Hey, a trick I use a lot is to imagine them as objects. For example, "요" is a iron and "안 " is a person in a sitting position. If that does not work try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN4mysljHYc J-Hope that helped . (See what I did there J -hope that helped, hahahha somtimes I'm just too much!)
Tip: Become invested in their culture as whole, not just the popular culture. Their traditional culture is absolutely amazing, historical things and such. Sure, I love BTS, but in all honesty; being more invested in Korea as a whole helps me a lot.